2017-01-09 Toastmaster Talk

This document contains outlines for my toastmaster talks

Topic ideas

  • using the body – yoga, dance, cycle, daily exercise
  • being a father
  • habit hacking
  • playing music
  • dancing

Talk #1: Icebreaker



One thing I love about the icebreaker is: 
it makes you ask yourself: 
who are you?

Usually, you will tell your name: 
  I am RasmusErik
You might tell you work:
  I am an independent software developer
You may tell how you came here: 
  I was at toastmasters long time ago, 
  - did other stuff - 
  and now I am returning

Now, stop and imagine 
a young stubborn child, 
looking intensely at you 
and asking: 

But who *are* you?
Who are *you*?


  • I love early mornings, still seeing the stars on the sky. Get up, bike to the sea, see the sun rise. Walk into the forest, before the start of the day
  • The passsion of my mind. is computer science, I can striding back and forth on the floor, and imagining data structures and algorithms, – seeing a duality of time and space within programming languages. It can almost be like catching a glimpse of god.
  • One of my greatest teachers, who taught me to discipline myself, is my four-year old son. … explain the chemistry of rocket science in the middle of the night
  • Another of my passions. I love holding somebody who has never danced, and through the embrace, make her walk to to the music, and the feel that she discover what dance is.


“ These were glimpses, of Things that I may talk more about at later toastmaster meetings.

I could continue, but now, stop and ask yourself: who are you?

Thank you. “`